About the Strong Strong Strong Vertical Black Racerback Performance Wicking Tank by Strong Athletic
We created this design for the humans in the world who identify as Strong. We've learned many things through the journey of owning Strong Athletic and one thing we've learned is how the word "athletic" impacts people, both negatively and positively. Some folks take pride in the word while others shy away from it. One of the beautiful things about the Strong Strong Strong design is that it takes the word "athletic" out of the storyline, allowing the people who wear this design to focus on their strength most of all. So, if you shy away from the word "athletic", but you embrace the word "strong" this shirt is perfect for you. Another thing we've learned over the past 7+ years of running Strong Athletic is that some people find one word empowering, while other people find the exact same word alienating or even triggering. We decided to make this design because different from our Strong Athletic Woman design, it is pronoun free. We hope you love it as much as we do.
This is one of Strong Athletic's most popular and simple designs, now available in this high performance wicking material. Strong Athletic decided to print on sweat resistant moisture-wicking material after we received feedback from members of the Strong Athletic Community that they wanted to be able to wear some of their favorite designs on super hot days when they knew they were gonna sweat. This tank is super soft and the fabric moves easily with your body, making it great for any type of exercise, sport or physical activity. The length of the tank is average for your traditional tee, coming down to the upper thigh. The armholes are also an average size, different from many of the muscle tanks that we sale. The cut on the back of the tank is a "racerback" design, which means that your shoulder blades will be visible when you wear this tank.
When you buy this tank you also have the option of adding on one of our Strong Bras, when you bundle the bra with the tank, the cost of the bra drops by $10. You can find the size chart for the bra if you scroll up.
The artwork for this shirt was created by Strong Athletic owner Nadia Kean in 2013. The words Strong Strong Strong are printed in white ink on the front along with the Strong Athletic logo. The Strong Athletic logo is printed on the back.
We know that there are a few companies that make awesome shirts with great slogans and sayings across the front. One thing we notice is that our shirts are usually about $5-$10 more expensive than the other shirts on the market. Ever wonder why there is such a price difference? There's a good chance that some of those companies are simply producing more shirts, faster, and so their overhead costs are lower. We can't speak for them and how they set their prices, but we can speak for ourselves. At Strong Athletic, we only use small-scale screen printers and the garments that we print on are always made in either W.A.R.P. Certified facilities or other facilities that meet CPSIA standards. We also pay all of our contract employees a pay rate that is in line with living wage standards. The majority of our shirts are associated with a non-profit and we donate a portion of profits (sometimes 100% of profits) to causes that hold dear. We believe that when products are cheap, someone is losing out on income. We don't want those people to be anyone involved in our supply chain or who work for Strong Athletic on a daily basis.
Every single Strong Athletic product is produced by a small scale screen printer or embroidery shop. Our snapback hats are embroidered by a small-scale, local embroidery shop called Vistago Print in Lago Vista Texas. The majority of our shirts are printed by Amanda in Austin, Texas who prints out of the Austin Screen Printer's Coop, a screen printing shop that is member owned and run in East Austin. When our shirts are not printed by Amanda they are printed by other small-scale screen printers such as Second Avenues Ink in Portland, Oregon or Leigh Valley Apparel Creations in Pennsylvania. The original Strong Athletic shirt was created by Cristen Perks in 2013 for Strong Athletic founder Nadia Kean. The Strong Athletic logo was created by Angel Ortega in 2015, until that point our shirts had the Get Smarty Coaching logo on them.
Every Strong Athletic Shirt comes wrapped in our signature "You are so Strong" wraps which are held together with a kraft Strong Athletic sticker. Each shirt is then packaged in a biodegradable kraft mailer that we get from a US based company called EcoEnclose. We include a postcard that shares the origin story of Strong Athletic and that is addressed by hand to the person receiving the shirt. Also included in every package is a Strong Athletic logo sticker and one of our "We Believe" stickers. Every time you open a package from Strong Athletic we want it to feel special, especially if you're sending the Strong Athletic shirt as a gift.
People either buy Strong Athletic for theirselves or for their friends. Because our shirts, hats and fanny packs are so often sent to people as gifts, we decided that we wanted to make the experience of opening a Strong Athletic package feel like you're opening a gift. When your package from Strong Athletic arrives, you'll immediately notice that the kraft mailer is biodegradable and that it's covered in our removable signature "We Believe" sticker. Opening the package you will find your shirt, wrapped in a "You are so Strong" wrapper. In addition to whatever you purchased you'll also find a few of our signature logo stickers and a smaller "We Believe" sticker, plus a postcard with the origin story of our company hand written to the recipient of the package. If you're sending this as a gift to a friend, you can have us include a hand-written message and we'll sign your name for you. Just write out what you want written on the notes in the comment section of the cart.
We created our packaging so that every time a package shows up from Strong Athletic it feels like a gift is arriving in the mail. Our Kraft mailers are made in the USA and are 100% biodegradable and recyclable. Our signature “We Believe” art is printed on the outside of each mailer, so that when the person who is receiving the package opens it, they know just by reading the words on the envelope that they’re are receiving something special from a company that not only believes in sustainability, but also in humans in sports. We hope that you enjoy your package when it arrives.